Local bank to display park paintings

Five branches of Santa Cruz County Bank have opened the company’s fall exhibit, titled “Painting our Parks,” which celebrates local and national parks through the works of 14 local artists, all members of Santa Cruz Oil Painters.

The paintings will be on display until Jan. 18 and include more than 100 plein air-style paintings of California parks, including local landmarks, such as the pond at Quail Hollow, alongside the famous cliffs of Yosemite.

Artists will donate 20 percent of art sales to Friends of Santa Cruz County State Parks.

For information: mcarson@sccountybank.com or 457-5003, ext. 2118.


Speaker offers weekly public-speaking seminar

From 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, professional speaker and facilitator Noel Murphy will host free seminars to encourage confidence in public speaking and presentation.

Reservations are required.

Murphy owns and runs The Speaker’s Gym, which is advertised as a safe, respect-based environment designed to create flow in spoken presentations.

The seminars will take place at The Discovery Gym, located at 75 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley.

For information: Noel Murphy, 238-1234; or www.thespeakersgym.com.


Beverage company launches third line

Scotts Valley-based LifeAID recently announced the launch of its third beverage, PartyAID, to the national market.

Previously, the company released GolferAID, which is sold at 500 locations nationwide, and FitAID, aimed at the exercise crowd.

The company recently added John Battendeiri, the founder of Santa Cruz Organics, to its advisory board.

For information: www.lifeaidbevco.com.

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